May 18, 2017 - Technology

Uber appeals ruling keeping self-driving car lawsuit in court


Uber is appealing a federal judge's denial of its request to move a high-profile lawsuit to arbitration, according to new court documents. Waymo filed the lawsuit in late February, claiming Uber had stolen some of its self-driving car secrets

Uber's argument: The case centers around the actions of a former Waymo employee, now working for Uber, whose employment contract included an arbitration clause. The biggest upside to arbitration (for both companies) would be that much of the inner-workings of their self-driving car efforts would remain private.

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